I was one of the Marines saved by the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. I was a technical sergeant in a huge (they said that there were 579 ships) convoy getting ready for invasion when the bombs were dropped, and I was one of the first Marines that went into Sasebo, Japan as part of the occupation forces.

Don’t let anyone tell you anything else. The bombs saved millions of lives.

Thanks for a great article (Maine Compass, Aug. 22, “Dropping of atomic bombs on Japan a miracle for Marines who would invade.”)

Richard J. Murphy

Auburn

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